Indianapolis, Indiana (December 1, 2015) — To ensure quality and consistent care for patients across the state, the Indiana Health Information Exchange and St. Vincent Medical Group (SVMG) have partnered to send patient tests, lab and other clinical results directly into their electronic health record (EHR) system, athenahealth. St. Vincent Medical Group is a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest not-for-profit and Catholic health system.
This new integration allows the more than 900 SVMG physicians to seamlessly receive patient information and results when patients seek care seek care at other facilities in the community. Each month, IHIE delivers 17 million results throughout Indiana and neighboring states.
“Making the physician’s job easier is the right thing to do for the patient,” said Dr. Richard Fogel, Chief Clinical Officer, St. Vincent. “This solution can help improve our efficiency by working within our existing system and enhancing the provider-patient relationship so that each interaction is as productive as possible.”
Over 36,000 providers receive results via IHIE’s DOCS4DOCS® Service, which is the de facto clinical results delivery system throughout Indiana. Launched over 11 years ago by IHIE, the D4D Service served to standardize the way patient information was presented and streamlined and how this information was received. This service has since become the gateway for IHIE to provide a broad range of services designed to support better patient care while working within a framework needed to fulfill evolving industry mandates.
“This integration between our services and our customers’ EHR systems is a real world example of how we can build a truly interoperable healthcare community,” said John P. Kansky, President and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange. “ We look forward to working with more of our customers to find solutions to make it easier for them to do what they do best – care for patients.”
With the addition of these 900 providers, over 4,000 providers on 28 different EHR systems have an integrated delivery of clinical information.
About the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE)
IHIE operates the nation’s largest health information exchange, providing a secure, robust and interoperable health information technology network that connects 131 hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, community health clinics and other healthcare providers. IHIE provides the nation’s largest implementation of clinical results delivery (DOCS4DOCS® Service). The organization supports the Indiana Network for Patient Care, a clinical data repository accessed via IHIE’s CareWeb application. IHIE also provides Public Health, Transitions of Care and Population Health Management Services. www.ihie.org
St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services
Driven by the faith of four Daughters of Charity who arrived in Indianapolis in 1881 with $34.77 in their pockets, the St. Vincent mission is to treat the poor and sick by following our Core Values of Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication. Our healthcare ministry has grown to include seven Centers of Excellence: Women’s, Children’s, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Neuroscience, Cancer Care and Bariatrics. The ageless mission of St. Vincent remains unchanged: to minister to the minds, bodies and spirits of those in need.
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a Catholic healthcare organization dedicated to the transformation of healthcare through excellent clinical care throughout the continuum of care and through innovation. Ascension is the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system, providing the highest quality care to all with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Last year, Ascension provided $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and community benefit programs. Its Mission-focused Health Ministries employ more than 153,000 associates serving in more than 1,900 sites of care in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Ascension’s direct subsidiaries provide services that include healthcare delivery, medical equipment management, treasury management, resource and supply management, venture capital investing, physician practice management, and risk management.